A wizened stranger reaches out to a woman with a shoulder bag as they walk past on the road.

Stranger: You seek the gate of wind and cloud.

Woman, surprised: Sorry, have we met, or…?

Stranger: I know your quest. You are near to the end of your journey.

Woman: Oh good. Can you give me directions?

Stranger: Follow the North Star until you reach the light of three colors. Then face the rising sun and push onwards to the house of glass and steel, wherein stands great lines of humanity stretching through time. Only those who withstand this trial may ascend to the heavens and fly beyond this earthly coil.

Woman: Uh… thanks, but I think I’ll ask someone else how to get to the airport.

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